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WB EDIF Guarantee Facility (WB EDIF GF)

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    Date: 18 March 2016 - 31 December 2019

WB EDIF GF – managed by the EIF - provides guarantees to financial or credit institutions, guarantee schemes including mutual guarantee organisations, micro-finance institutions and any other financial institution - subject to fulfilling certain criteria -  established and operating in one or several Western Balkan countries  (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of  Macedonia, Kosovo (i), Montenegro and Serbia) to encourage them to build up new portfolios of SME loans and thereby improving access to finance to SMEs in the region. 
Activities carried-out by SMEs should not breach ethical principles or focus on one or more EIF restricted sectors.

What are the benefits for financial institutions to apply ?

The key benefit is that EIF is taking part of the risk which will enable the financial intermediaries to increase its loan volumes, gain new customers and enter into new market segments.

Which products does WB EDIF GF provide to selected financial institutions?

WB EDIF GF provides First Loss Portfolio Guarantees (FLPG) of SME loans to any financial institution committed to SME financing established and operating in one or several Western Balkans participating Countries, thus allowing them to increase their lending to SMEs by covering part of the risk of such SME loans.

Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility Guarantee facility products

How to apply to the WB EDIF GF Serbia

Eligible Financial Intermediaries can apply to this instrument by downloading the application documents provided hereunder. The deadline by which to apply is 31 December 2019. EIF will select intermediaries after a due diligence process. 

Call for Expression of Interest
Annex I – Expression of Interest
Annex II – Indicative Guarantee Term Sheet
Data inputs - Information Requirements
Terms of confidentiality

[i] This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

 
 

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